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On Tuesday, Nov. 27, a delegation from Boeing came to APA headquarters in Fort Worth to meet with union representatives. The four-person Boeing delegation consisted of senior members of the company’s engineering, flight, government relations, and sales teams. The APA officials on hand included...

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Today marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. APA Vice President FO Tim Hamel spoke at a morning ceremony on the union’s behalf at the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial in Grapevine, Texas. Other APA officials and line pilots attended various observances around the country. Our col...

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American Airlines, Delta, and United have disclosed profit-sharing results for pilots. Unfortunately, the proportional disparity continues. Not only do we deeply trail our peers at Delta and United in terms of profit-sharing pools, resultant profit-sharing percentages of W-2 earnings, and actual aw...

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Joint Holiday Flying Update Fellow Pilots, As you’re all aware, over the last several days APA and AA management have been working to find a solution to cover the greater than normal level of open time made available due to the TTOT processing error. We’ve reached an agreement that we ...

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Fellow Pilots, The APA leadership met with American Airlines senior management today to discuss APA’s grievance concerning restrictions on premium pay and trip trading for December flying. APA and management have reached an agreement in principle addressing our respective needs, and we have ...

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On Friday, management disclosed a failure within the pilot schedule bidding system. As a result, thousands of flights currently do not have pilots assigned to fly them during the upcoming critical holiday period. Today, management issued an update detailing the “significant holes” in th...

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We Will Never Forget LGA Domicile Chairman CA Mike Burr and LGA Domicile Vice Chairman CA R Scott Heckenberger led a contingent of APA pilots to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum this morning, including CA Bill Fallon, FO Scott Torrence, FO Beau Culpepper, and FO Peter Zepp. By some measures, 16 ye...

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This week, the APA Board of Directors voted to approve resolution R2017-38, “LOS (Length of Service) Negotiating Priority,” which acknowledges that “a significant number of American Airlines pilots furloughed after September 2001 suffered one of the longest furloughs in airline his...

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With the U.S. Department of Transportation's decision to grant a foreign air carrier permit to Norwegian Air International in December 2016, the U.S. airline industry faces a grave threat. Much like what happened to U.S. maritime shipping, Norwegian Air International's flag-of-convenience model ...

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APA Board Approves 8% Pay Rate Increase During a voting conference call this afternoon, the APA Board of Directors approved management’s offer of pay rate increases. The board and national officers agree that the increases represent progress in APA’s efforts to align our pilots’ c...

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